The Poole office of Mazars, the leading international tax, accountancy and advisory firm has announced the ‘Sense 1000’ challenge: A national cycling event in aid of the national disability charity, Sense. Nearly two hundred Mazars staff will participate in the event, which passes all 15 of Mazars offices in England and Scotland, in an effort to raise tens of thousands of pounds to support people with complex communication needs.
Taking place over the course of 12 consecutive days, from the 11th – 22nd September, ‘Sense 1000’ is a 1,000 mile cycling route from Glasgow to London, passing each of Mazars’ UK offices along the way. The ambitious challenge is divided into 16 different legs, with cyclists able to choose to undertake suitable stages throughout the event, including the option to attempt the entirety of the epic 1,000 mile journey. The event is designed to allow participants of all ability levels to take on a new challenge and raise money for a worthwhile cause.
The 66 miles Bath to Poole leg will be completed by Mazars’ Poole team; Chris Hodge and Andrew Milligan. A lunch reception will be held at the cricket pavilion, Poole Park, on 21 September for the cyclists and Sense representatives, before Chris Hodge, Andrew Milligan and Jack Arnold continue the 43 miles to Southampton leg of the challenge.
Stephen Mills, managing partner at the Poole office of Mazars said: “Through both our work with clients and our support of charitable causes across the country, we’re committed to making a positive difference to society. The Sense 1000 challenge is a fantastic example, and has brought teams from across the UK together to work towards a common goal. All of those riding and supporting the event deserve thanks for their effort and for taking on a personal challenge in the name of a worthy cause.”
Gillian Morbey, Sense CEO, said: “We’re thrilled that Mazars has chosen to support our cause in such an incredible way. Sense prides itself on enabling people to achieve their aspirations, and the Mazars event gives participants the chance to test themselves and achieve their goals.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the efforts of all the cyclists, which will help us to deliver vital services that make a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities and their families.”